Well it isn’t THAT old. But the agitator wouldn’t agitate. It would only sit there while the bottom part went back and forth, back and forth, etc. So I looked it up online and found a “agitator rebuild kit” and necessary grease. Total cost about $32. So I placed the order.
Today, I got around to tearing into it. It was not easy to find out how all the new parts fit together. But I did it. Now it’s happily washing away.